Head First


2 & 3 may 1996
Britannia Mill
School of Art & Design
University of Derby


An exciting two-day free event exploring how new computer-driven technologies are re-defining creative practice and challenging ideas of the self, culture and society for artists, writers and cultural workers.

Presentations by

Kath Moonan

Chris Unsworth: The Knowledge Exchange: developing network support for IT in the Arts

Sean Clark: Future Perfect?

Geoff Broadway: Digital Montage

Esther Sayers: Increasing the posibilities for change and transformation.

Brendan Jackson: Community Connections

Sarah Pink: Visual Culture, Internet and Spanish Migrants

Shaun Varney: Virtual Reality as an Artistic Medium

Noel Douglas: Mediated Presentation

David Toop: An Ocean of Sound

Nina Pope & karen Guthrie: A Hypertext Journel

Steve Webb & Graeme McBeath: Virtual Culture, New Technologies and Globalisation:Towards a Phenomenological Perspective

Andrew Wilson: Computer Mediated Technologies, Subjectivity and Memory

Joan Dixon: Deleuze, New Physics and Cyberspace

The CyberJoint:
Running throughout Head First, the Cyberjoint will feature internet access, live link-ups, multimedia demonstartions and interactive artworks in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Its About Time:
Organised as part of Head First this open exhibition consists of a wide range of artworks which explore notions of temporal shift & cultural change.

Toy Story and Baraka will be showing at the Metro Cinema while a collection of provacative and stimulating videos will be running throughout the two-day event.

Ambient Meltdown:
Level out for an evenings journey of auratic delights.

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Head First is a School of Art & Design event held in conjunction with the Design Research Centre, Resonance, Centre for Advanced Practice in Photography, Film and Video and the Metro Cinema